by Doug Joyce, Alpinegardensociety.net.
of the caudex by M. Gastil-Buhl, Pacificbulbsociety.org.
Tropaeolum hookerianum var.
hookerianum in Origin by M. Belov, Chileflora.com.
|Author: ||François Marius Barnéoud, 1845|
Grit - Mix|
||Minimum - Fog|
60-150 Centimetres |
Blue - Light Purple -
|Names: || |
Might be: Tropaeolum
brachyceras var. hookerianum, Buchenau, 1902.|
Tropaeolum hookerianum subsp. pilosum, J.M.Watson & A.R.Flores.
Trophaeum hookerianum, (Barnéoud) Kuntze.?
This member of the
was given this name by François Marius Barnéoud in 1845. It is found in central
Chile, at the coast, growing in a well drained soil with little water
but some fog and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 60 or even 150 centimetres in height. The flowers are blue to pale purple,
or bright yellow
The genera name
is the diminutive of trophy; given by Carl Linnaeus, who chose the
genus name because the plant reminded him of an ancient custom: After
victory in battle, the Romans erected a trophy pole (or tropaeum, from the
Greek tropaion, source of English "trophy") on which the vanquished foe's
armour and weapons were hung.
The species is
named after Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1817-1911, a British botanist and
This is a winter-grower.